CITES: Porbeagle Shark Draft Proposal Submitted
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA
Twenty-sixth meeting of the Animals Committee
Geneva (Switzerland), 15-20 March 2012 and Dublin (Ireland), 22-24 March 2012
Proposals to amend the Appendices
DRAFT PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE LAMNA NASUS IN APPENDIX II
1. This cover note has been prepared by the Secretariat.
2. The Management Authority of Germany is considering preparing a proposal to include Lamna nasus in Appendix II, and submitted the annexed draft amendment proposal (see PDF below) to the Animals Committee for comments. In view of its length, the text is provided in English only, language in which it was submitted.
3. In Resolution Conf. 11.1 (Rev. CoP15), Annex 2, the Conference of the Parties instructs the Animals Committee to:
provide scientific advice and guidance to the Conference of the Parties, the other committees, working groups and the Secretariat on all matters relevant to international trade in animal and plant species included in the Appendices, which may include proposals to amend the Appendices.
4. Whilst the terms of reference of the Animals Committee do not request it to provide such advice and guidance to individual Parties, the Committee may wish to offer Germany its views on this draft proposal to amend the Appendices.